Various – Microsoft is providing a web platform

Microsoft is providing to everyone a web platform for testing and learning Microsoft technologies (Visual Team System, IIS web server…) This web platform will be free until June 30rd. 5000 free (until June 30rd) web servers to manage your web projects. These web servers are coming with many software such as DotNetNuke, WordPress… and more will come in the next weeks. Go to http://clk.atdmt.com/FRM/go/206101841/direct/01/

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Exchange – Out of office still enabled while it was desactivated

Recently I had a strange behavior with my out of office (OOF). As I was away I enabled the OOF, with the scheduling option (send automatic reply between this date and this date) as usual. When I get back, I desactivated the OOF but colleagues and clients still continue to receive my OOF while they should not. The solution found was to: export my Outlook rules quit and relaunch Outlook…

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Office – Outlook Social Connector & LinkedIn Provider

Earlier this week, Microsoft released a social connector for Outlook 2003 and 2007. Once the new social connector is installed, the LinkedIn provider can be installed. This social connector is also works with the Outlook 2010 Beta and is a required update if the user wants to use the . The beta connector needs to be uninstalled if the user wants to install the new build and the LinkedIn provider.…

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Various – e-reputation

Who has never googled his name to look for what is said about you? Today, I read an interesting article about e-reputation and I discovered 2 sites to help people to better know their e-reputation. The first one is a sort of meta search engine (I would say in this context better than Google) called Whos Talkin. The second one is a tool called Reputation Monitor. This will generate an…

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SharePoint 2010 – Social networking – Tag cloud

With SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has taken into account the importance of social networking. Anyway, social networking was already included in MOSS but not really used – and I would say not really useful as it was located on My Profile but not accessible through SharePoint sites. Now, there is a better way. On each SharePoint site, there is Tag button available to allow end user to tag a page. These…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 – Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant

The Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users and significantly improve their connectivity experience. This Solution Accelerator is part of the Windows® Optimized Desktop Toolkit 2010 (WODT 2010).   The Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users and significantly improve their connectivity experience. DCA informs mobile users of their connectivity status at all times; provides tools…

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SCCM – Dashboard

Microsoft has release a beta version of System Center Configuration Manager Dashboard. This solution accelerator helps IT administrators to access key information about OS deployment, client health or compliance. This solution accelerator is built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Go to Connect website to get the beta and start with SCCM Dashboard.

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